01/07/2011: "SJISD Principal To Step Away"
Mr. Gary Pfleuger has announced his resignation as the principal of Friday Harbor Elementary School effective at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. My Pflueger has served in the role of principal since the fall of 2008.
Mr. Pfleuger has worked closely with the students and staff at the elementary school to support a safe and civil learning environment. He has also worked closely with parents to promote the many and exciting learning activities which take place at the elementary school. Gary also worked with the school and district staff to facilitate assessment practices, a Response to Intervention model, and First Steps in Mathematics training.
“I have appreciated my time as a principal in Friday Harbor. I have been impressed with the level of professionalism among the teachers and the level of community and parent support.” Mr. Pfleuger noted he may return to Idaho, his home since college in 1972.
The district will open a search for his replacement immediately. The search committee and selection process will include parents and community members, and is expected to conclude later this spring. The successful candidate is expected to begin work on or around July 1, 2011.